NEW BERN, N.C., Oct. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- During a live National Dental Town Hall tonight, four respected dental researchersand academics will discuss a controversial proposal now up for consideration by the American Dental Association.
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The sole topic of the Town Hall will be ADA Resolution 37, which if approved, will significantly revise the ADA guidelines that govern the use of sedation and anesthesia, as well as related training requirements. In many states, the ADA guidelines are part of the regulatory language, so they automatically become governing law.
"It is vital to your practice and your patients that you be well-informed about Resolution 37," says Dr. Raymond A. Dionne, a leading pain scientist and dental educator, who is organizing the teleconference.
Dr. Dionne's has published more than 100 scientific manuscripts related to his work on pain and pain control. His career includes more than 20 years of private practice experience and more than 30 years of clinical research. He was an investigator in the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research for 25 years, where he also served as Chief of the Pain and Neurosensory Mechanisms Branch and Clinical Director.
Joining Dr. Dionne in providing an informed review and discussion of the scientific literature and available incident reports that pertain to sedation dentistry will be:
"Before making up their mind on Resolution 37, ADA delegates and general members need to be well-informed about the extent to which the proposed guidelines conform – or fail to conform – with evidence-based dentistry norms," says Dr. Dionne.
Questions surrounding the route used by dentists to sedate fearful and anxious patients – oral v. intravenous – are among the key issues surrounding controversial ADA Resolution 37. The final vote on ADA Resolution 37, which will take place later this month at the ADA's annual meeting in Denver, could impact the treatment of tens of millions of current and future dental patients, as well as the practices of tens of thousands of dentists.
Registration for tonight's National Dental Town Hall teleconference, scheduled to last 45 minutes, is free at http://tinyurl.com/DentalTownHall.
Media contact: Raymond Dionne Email 202-288-9707
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SOURCE Raymond A. Dionne, DDS, MS, PhD
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